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Gottfried Chodowiecki (1728 Gdansk - 1781 Berlin) was a German painter and draftsman and the younger brother of Daniel Chodowiecki. The two brothers moved to Berlin in 1741 to be educated by their uncle. In 1754, Gottfried gave up working as a merchant to concentrate on his artistic career. He was a miniaturist and enameler, though he never gained such popularity as his brother, Daniel, who eventually employed him at his workshop as one of many assistant engravers. Their greatest joint achievement were illustrations to Johann Bernhard Basedow's "Elementartwerk," published in 1770. They were etched by Gottfried according to sketches prepared by Daniel.

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Chodowiecki, G.: Marie Madelaine Jordan née le 11 Juillet 1707, Leo Baeck Institute, 2007.55.